With just a simple plot or idea. With simple characters? I know making a novel is writing down every detail about the characters but at some point don't you think readers will get bored and look for action? Personally for me I hate writing action scenes because everything feels too childish and simple.. I took three writing classes and two of the teachers said don't write out every single thing (john stood up, walked to the door, pulled the doorknob) but how else am I going to be detailed and descriptive? I have a certain vision for this story I'm writing and I have a lot to tell but I'll feel unfinished if my book is only 100+ pages.